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Memorial planned for Cassondra Brown
Photos and Story by James Hill
CASCADE CAMPUS – The life of slain Portland Community College student Cassondra “Cassie” Brown will be remembered with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 2 at the Cascade Campus.The event will take place in the Borthwick Mall between the Student Services and Student Center buildings. The memorial will start with a tree planting ceremony in her honor, followed by light refreshments and a play by the Illumination Project on domestic violence in the dining room of the Student Center.Brown was a student enrolled in PCC’s College Bound program (alternative high school) and would have received her diploma this June. She was interested in myths and legends of all cultures, world history, the environment, animals, spirituality and women’s issues. Her immediate goals were to complete her high school education, earn an associate’s degree at PCC and then continue her studies at Portland State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree.